This week's edition of Throwback Thursday takes us within the depths of New York City. While you may not find a good producer of picante sauce in New York City, you were able to find a plethora of old signs around the five boroughs at one time (and still may be able to find a few stragglers), such as this button copy sign for the Throgs Neck (I-295) and the Whitestone (I-678) on the Bruckner (I-278) eastbound in the Bronx. Photo taken December 2004.
In the Ohio River community of Ironton, Ohio, there is a former road tunnel that has a haunted legend to it. This tunnel was formerly numbered OH 75 (hence the name Route 75 Tunnel), which was renumbered as OH 93 due to I-75 being built in the state. Built in 1866, it is 165 feet long and once served as the northern entrance into Ironton, originally for horses and buggies and later for cars. As the tunnel predated the motor vehicle era, it was too narrow for cars to be traveling in both directions. But once US 52 was built in the area, OH 93 was realigned to go around the tunnel instead of through the tunnel, so the tunnel was closed to traffic in 1960. The legend of the haunted tunnel states that since there were so many accidents that took place inside the tunnel's narrow walls, the tunnel was cursed. The haunted legend states that there was an accident between a tanker truck and a school bus coming home after a high school football game on a cold, foggy Halloween night in 1